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The student’s long journey from Syria almost did not happen

The student’s long journey from Syria almost did not happen

Bushra Dabbagh was in a race against time. A Syrian student accepted to Northeastern’s biotechnology master’s program, she had to secure her visa in the short window before the Trump administration’s travel ban locked her out of the United States altogether. This was late-2017, during a brief window of time before the final version of … Continued

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Unpacking the debate over person-first-vs-identity-first language in the autism community

Unpacking the debate over person-first-vs-identity-first language in the autism community

The question of how we define ourselves, and others, is a complicated subject for anyone. But for those who have autism, or study it, the question is even trickier. That’s because there is a fundamental disagreement over this: Should we say that someone is autistic? Or that they have autism? Two stories recently published by … Continued

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Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen

Civil rights activist Shaun King outlines strategy for making change happen

“There’s a lot to be furious about,” said Shaun King, the political commentator and civil rights activist. “But I’m also hopeful.” King is widely known for using Twitter and Facebook to tell micro-stories of injustice, influencing how people learn of those impacted by racism and police brutality. On Friday, he discussed everything from healthcare policy … Continued

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